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W.A. Mozart: Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra & Sinfonia Concertante for four Winds AlbumPurchased

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MOZART IN PARIS In 1778 Mozart was back in Paris, where as a child prodigy he had celebrated remarkable triumphs. But this time the city proved a great disappointment: his mother, who had accompanied him to Paris, died of fever, and a commissioned work was never paid for. Both works on this CD were written during Mozart’s stay in Paris. Concerto for Flute and Harp was commissioned by the Duke of Guines and his harp-playing daughter. Mozart gave lessons to the daughter, whom he did not find particularly gifted. He was more impressed by her father’s flute playing. The work is Mozart’s only composition for harp. Sinfonia Concertante for Winds was written for Mannheim musicians visiting Paris. It was scored for flute, oboe, horn and bassoon, with the flute usually replaced by a clarinet, as heard on this CD. The two works were recorded live in concert with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra in the Oslo Concert Hall. The soloists all play with the Philharmonic and are principals in their sections: the concerto for flute and harp features Per Flemstrøm (flute) and Birgitte Volan Håvik (harp); soloists on Sinfonia Concertante are Pavel Sokolov (oboe), Leif Arne Pedersen (clarinet), Per Hannisdal (bassoon) and Inger Besserudhagen (horn). Conductors are Alan Buribayev (Concerto for Flute and Harp) and Arvid Engegård (Sinfonia Concertante). REVIEWS «This is an absolutely exquisite little disc. […] This is a stunning collection, with admirable skill in the playing and a wide range of nuances to enjoy. […] The most delicious moments are just flute and harp together, where the players beautifully foster a delicate, sensuous relationship between the two instruments. The Andantino movement is my favorite, because the music is at its most tense and feather-like, with glorious swells of string accompaniment and strikingly well wrought arpeggio shapes on the flute.» Dan Sperrin – Fanfare Magazine Review_LWC1071_Fanfare.pdf «The Concerto is a pleasant piece in three movements with some delightful touches between the two instruments.The Adagio is sublime and moving. This too shows the fine playing of the quartet and the sympathetic accompaniment. The final movement gives each of the instruments a «chance to shine» and how well do these four soloists do so. All in all this is an excellent performance of a lovely piece regardless of whether it’s 100% Mozart. I know what I think.» David R Dunsmore - Music Web http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2015/May/Mozart_flute_harp_LWC1071.htm «The Oslo string sound is sweet and silky, with violins divided left and right. Everything is bright, airy and finely detailed; the orchestra is as polished and luminous as any devotee of period practice could desire. Lawo's balance, by engineers Arne Akselburg and Thomas Wolden at sessions in the empty hall, is superb, with astonishing transparency, intimate positioning of the soloists and clear disposition of the whole orchestra in realistic front-back perspective. High resolution capture displays all the subtle changes of timbre and mood in the solos in a pleasant, clean ambience.» John Miller - SA-CD http://sa-cd.net/showtitle/10582
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1. Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra in C major, K. 299: I. Allegro 00:10:40 2.00 USD
Main artist Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Per Flemstrøm | Birgitte Volan Håvik
Featuring artists Per Flemstrøm | Birgitte Volan Håvik | Alan Buribayev
Conductors Alan Buribayev
Producers Vegard Landaas
2. Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra in C major, K. 299: II. Andantino 00:08:31 1.80 USD
Main artist Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Per Flemstrøm | Birgitte Volan Håvik
Featuring artists Per Flemstrøm | Birgitte Volan Håvik | Alan Buribayev
Conductors Alan Buribayev
Producers Vegard Landaas
3. Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra in C major, K. 299: III. Rondeau - Allegro 00:10:11 2.00 USD
Main artist Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Per Flemstrøm | Birgitte Volan Håvik
Featuring artists Per Flemstrøm | Birgitte Volan Håvik | Alan Buribayev
Conductors Alan Buribayev
Producers Vegard Landaas
4. Sinfonia Concertante for four Winds in E-flat major, K. 297B: I. Allegro 00:13:04 2.00 USD
Main artist Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Pavel Sokolov | Leif Arne Pedersen | Per Hannisdal | Inger Besserudhagen
Featuring artists Pavel Sokolov | Leif Arne Pedersen | Per Hannisdal | Inger Besserudhagen | Arvid Engegård
Conductors Arvid Engegård
Producers Vegard Landaas
5. Sinfonia Concertante for four Winds in E-flat major, K. 297B: II. Adagio 00:07:05 1.80 USD
Main artist Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Pavel Sokolov | Leif Arne Pedersen | Per Hannisdal | Inger Besserudhagen
Featuring artists Pavel Sokolov | Leif Arne Pedersen | Per Hannisdal | Inger Besserudhagen | Arvid Engegård
Conductors Arvid Engegård
Producers Vegard Landaas
6. Sinfonia Concertante for four Winds in E-flat major, K. 297B: III. Andante con Variazioni 00:08:24 1.80 USD
Main artist Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Pavel Sokolov | Leif Arne Pedersen | Per Hannisdal | Inger Besserudhagen
Featuring artists Pavel Sokolov | Leif Arne Pedersen | Per Hannisdal | Inger Besserudhagen | Arvid Engegård
Conductors Arvid Engegård
Producers Vegard Landaas